Happy Birthday John Berger! 40% off all our Berger books

“John Berger teaches us how to think, how to feel how to stare at things until we see what we thought wasn’t there. But above all, he teaches us how to love in the face of adversity. He is a master.” — Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things

Leading radical writer on art, John Berger, celebrates his ninetieth year this year. We're proud to have published many of his books, including (out this week) Landscapes: John Berger on Art — a companion volume to Portraits: John Berger on Artists.

In Landscapes (edited by Tom Overton) Berger allows us to see the evolution of his own way of seeing. He explores the relationship between creativity and politics and the revolutionary potential of art through a series of different forms.

In celebration of John Berger's milestone 90th birthday, we have 40% off ALL the books on our Berger bookshelf. See all the books below and click here to activate your discount.

Includes free shipping, worldwide, and bundled ebooks (where available). Ends on Sunday 6th November at midnight (UTC).

See also! Our John Berger competition (in conjunction with Zed Books and Penguin books) and John Berger at 90: The Verso podcast in collaboration with the London Review Bookshop.



Landscapes: John Berger on Art by John Berger. Edited by Tom Overton

In this new book, Berger allows us to see the evolution of his own way of seeing. Landscapes offers a tour of the history of art, but not as you know it; bringing together Berger's most penetrating insights into how we may engage with both art and the artist in society.

John Berger at 90: The Verso podcast in collaboration with the London Review Bookshop > Gareth Evans is joined by Tom Overton, Yasmin Gunaratnam, editor of A Jar of Wild Flowers, and Mike Dibb, film-maker and director of Ways of Seeing, to explore Berger's art and politics.




Portraits: John Berger on Artists by John Berger. Edited by Tom Overton

“A volume whose breadth and depth bring it close to a definitive self-portrait of one of Britain’s most original thinkers” – Financial Times

In penetrating and singular prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture.



Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance by John Berger

From the War on Terror to resistance in Ramallah and traumatic dislocation in the Middle East, Berger explores the uses of art as an instrument of political resistance.

A Painter of our Time by John Berger

A beautiful edition of John Berger's first novel.

Exiled in London, the Hungarian artist Janos Lavin disappears one day, into thin air. His journal offers his friend John the only clues to where he has gone, and why. John Berger's first novel is a passionate exploration of the artistic process, and a gripping detective story.

A Seventh Man by John Berger. Photography by Jean Mohr

New edition of this seminal exploration of migrant workers.

In A Seventh Man, John Berger and Jean Mohr come to grips with what it is to be a migrant worker—the material circumstances and the inner experience—and, in doing so, reveal how the migrant is not so much on the margins of modern life, but absolutely central to it. First published in 1975, this finely wrought exploration remains as urgent as ever, presenting a mode of living that pervades the countries of the West and yet is excluded from much of its culture.

Bento’s Sketchbook by John Berger

In this illustrated color book John Berger uses the imaginative space he creates to explore the process of drawing, politics, storytelling and Spinoza’s life and times.

Corker's Freedom by John Berger

"A contemporary masterpiece"—New York Review of Books

A powerfully unsettling, mordantly witty story about the pitfalls of free will. In the course of a day, the ageing owner of an employment agency is propelled into a fantasy world through his romantic yearnings and inarticulate dreams, seeking an illusory freedom from the bonds of responsibility.

From A to X: A Story in Letters by John Berger

A beautifully imagined story of love and resistance, by one of the foremost novelists of our age.

“An exquisitely written and constructed novel.” – Sunday Times

“Wrought with a miniaturist's precision.” – New York Times

“John Berger has given us an exquisite thing. This is a book of controlled rage sculpted with tools of tenderness and a searing political vision.”– Arundhati Roy

From A to X is one of the most tender and poignant books I have read for many years. Its power rests in its economy of means, its account of enduring love surviving oppression. It demonstrates that however foul the forces oppressing us, love and the human spirit are indestructible.” – Harold Pinter

War With No End by Phyllis Bennis, John Berger, Naomi Klein, Hanif Kureishi, Tram Nguyen, Arundhati Roy, Joe Sacco, Ahdaf Soueif, and Haifa ZanganaIntroduction by Lindsey German and Judith le Blanc

Writers and activists consider the global consequences of the War on Terror. 

>> 40% off ALL these books ends on Sunday November 6th at midnight (UTC). See all the books above and click here to activate your discount.

Includes free shipping, worldwide, and bundled ebooks (where available).

Read more:
A Gift for John Berger by Ali Smith
To Tell a Story: John Berger and Susan Sontag in conversation 
John Berger at 90: The Verso podcast in collaboration with the London Review Bookshop
Our John Berger competition (in conjunction with Zed Books and Penguin books)